I've been wanting to do a site for quite awhile now about my faith and my Spiritual Journeys. Just like a lot of you, I'm trying to find my place in the universe and in God's Kingdom. "God" is the Higher Power or Source that most of us believe in. It really doesn't matter what we call "God"... What does matter is that no matter what name we use, we are calling upon the same Awesome Being to come into our lives.
There will be a lot of ideas expressed here. Some you may agree with & some you may not. There may also be some theologies that you may not have heard of before. Today there seems to be a combination of many 'religions' or beliefs. I have found this to be true. As with any spiritual journey, I invite you to take with you what feels right to you & just leave the rest behind. May blessings be on you in your quest.
This is where I will talk about my perception of Spirituality & what it means to me.
I was raised Lutheran & attended gradeschool at Trinity Lutheran. I attended Sunday school, Summer Sunday School & VBS every summer.
When I "grew up" & married, I stopped going to church for several years. Eventually I found my way back to my religious upbringing & started attending Mount Olive Lutheran Church. I became involved as a Sunday School Teacher, VBS Teacher, and then Sunday School Superintendant. I also wrote several skits & plays for the kids to perform. I was then asked to become the Sunday School's first Special Activity Director. I grew alot in my love for the Lord during that period of my life. During that time I attended a Sammy Hall concert with my best friend & was born again. What a wonderful experience!
My belief in God still remains. I've grown and continue to grow in my spiritual understanding as I've studied many different views, cultures and religions.
After my exposure to C.O. I was invited to attend a Native American MoonLodge. I was still very ill at the time, and I had no idea what to expect, but it was very important to my brother that I go. I'm so glad that I did! It helped me in many ways. I met some wonderful women and I have learned so much since then.
One of the things that we did that weekend was healings. The whole weekend was very energetic and intense for me. When I woke up the first morning that I was there I slowly became conscious of the womens voices in the other room. Then I realized that even with my eyes still closed, I was seeing a burst of white lights sparkling and twinkling all over. It was very relaxing and peaceful. I'm not sure how long I lay there just watching the lights, but when I finally went to join the women, I was very lightheaded. I told them what I had experienced and they told me I was seeing the lights of angels and feeling all of the energy from everyone there.
I had my chakras balanced for the first time.
We had Spiritual teachers there who led our activities for the weekend. Rainbow Eagle and Rainbow Snake Woman. We were blessed by learning how to share in smoking the Peace Pipe.
I have attended several moonlodges since then and I look forward to many more.
I believe in honoring the earth and our ancestors and follow many Native American customs and beliefs. I have found there are many good practices in most religions. If it makes sense to me, I try to adapt it into my spirituality.
They say man only uses 10% of his brain. Why would God give us a brain that is capable of so much more if there was no purpose for it? I believe that man has either forgotten how to or chosen not to utilize the power of our brains. Either way, our brains have become diminished in the process. I believe that we are all blessed with some type of psychic ability. Ergo, intuition... visions... and many other aptitudes. I believe that a large part of our brain is meant to be used to become more spiritual. To become as close to our Source (God) as possible. One method to do that is through meditation and prayer. Most religions that I've studied believe in meditation.
I have also been trying to learn more about the human body composition. This is what I've found:
96.2% of body weight comes from "organic elements" present in many forms. DNA, RNA proteins, lipids and sugars are all composed of primarily Oxygen (65.0%), Carbon (18.5%), Hydrogen (9.5%) and Nitrogen (3.2%). Also, Water (H2O) and carbon dioxide (CO2) as well as other small molecules are in these elements. 3.9% of body weight comes from elements present in the form of salts. Don't be fooled by their small quantities, they are very important for the maintenance of our bodies. Calcium (1.5%) is a major component of bones and teeth. Iron (0.1%) is necessary for oxygen to be transported by red blood cells. Sulfur (0.3%) is present in most proteins and potassium (0.4%) keeps your heart beating smoothly and regularly.
The trace elements compose less than 0.5% of our total body weight but they are essential for homeostasis. Some of these elements are cofactors of critical enzymes in the body (without them, enzymes cannot work at all and that even low concentrations of them can make the enzyme work very well.)
What does all this tell me? That we are indead made from the earth itself. (Didn't I read that somewhere?) And being made of the earth, I believe we have EARTH ENERGY.